A Florida company called Merchant Service is offering potential clients a voucher for a free AK-47 for opening an account with them, as part of their “No Merchant Victims” campaign.
MerchantService.com, based in Sarasota, provides retailers with ATMs and credit card processing equipment. But because of the inherent dangers of being a retailer, the company announced “a FREE GUN Incentive to encourage Merchants to stand their ground and protect themselves” on Thursday.
In exchange for opening an account with the company, retailers get voucher for an AK-47, worth up to $750, that they can redeem at their friendly neighborhood gun dealer.
The Broward-Palm Beach New-Times reports:
For the $750 AK, you’re going to need to open an account for 15 or more stores and do more than $1 million in volume.
If you do less, the company still offers smaller payouts toward the purchase of your new assault rifle, down to $50 for one store and $100,000 in volume.
The “No Merchant Victims” site, which offers the tagline “God, Guns and Guts” and describes the giveaway, autoplays a song with the following lyrics:
I got my rights,
My Uncle Sam,
Says i got rights.
I don’t have to let you rob me,
I don’t have to let you beat me,
I don’t have to let you kill me,
I don’t have to let you eat me.
I got rights,
I got my rights,
The Good Book says,
I got rights.
“Keep in mind we are not simply handing out AK-47 assault rifles to anyone who opens an account with us,” Gino Kauzlarich, President of MerchantService.com, said in a press release. “Instead, the merchant receives a voucher that can be used at any reputable gun shop where they must go through the proper background checks and waiting period that the law requires.”